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Information Funqtio Running Academy

The de Weir Venloop organises the Funqtio Running Academy for the 16th time in a row. There are various training groups for all levels and all ages, for the half marathon as well as for the 10 km, and even for the 5 km. Much attention is spent on injury prevention, nutrition and of course a responsible build-up schedule with regards to training.

Group training is held four times a week. Track training will be on Monday at 6 p.m., Wednesday at 9.15 a.m. and Wednesday at 8 p.m. An endurance run will be held on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. During registration the participant will be asked which weekday training they prefer. In practice the participant is free to decide themselves which training they attend. It is therefore possible to follow a track training on both Monday and Wednesday and to do an endurance run on Saturday.

During the first 13 weeks the training will be held over two groups, namely beginners and advanced. As the end of the year approaches, our trainers will ask you which distance you wish to run during the Weir Venloop, and will adjust the groups accordingly. We can also offer an extra trainer for each training nearer the time if the group size and/or differences in level require this.

The Funqtio Running Academy training will start from earyl September. We have once again selected Sportpark Vrijenbroek to be the training location this year. This location offers a wide range of pleasant training routes in the area, changing rooms and catering facilities of the partners affiliated with the Sportpark.

The Funqtio Running Academy in a nutshell:

  • From the beginning of September until the Weir Venloop there are various weekly training sessions under the guidance of expert trainers
  • You undergo various tests under the guidance of our qualified trainers
  • The groups are assigned on the basis of condition and/or running experience
  • You will receive information on training, nutrition, clothing, injury prevention and related topics
  • There is joint participation in and coaching at various preparatory races
  • You can participate free of charge in the traditional Venloop Pasta Party on the Friday before the Weir Venloop
  • You will receive a €10 discount on the purchase of a functional Venloop shirt (maximum of 1 shirt per participant, regular retail price is €20, but only €10 via the registration module of the Running Academy).
  • You are entitled to guaranteed participation in the Weir Venloop 2023

Cost: € 82.50

Please note: the Funqtio Running Academy is separate from the registration for the Weir Venloop itself. Participants of the Venloop Running Academy must register for this themselves separately. This can be done from 1 August 2022, 24:00 via our website. In the unlikely event that someone is too late to register, they can do so no later than 31 January 2023 via



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